A lot of MMA fighters are extremely religious, most notably the great Fedor Emelianenko. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones also falls into this catagory, which begs the question is he the Tim Tebow of MMA?
Tebow is right now very successful and he claims all of his success comes from his faith. Of course Jon Jones has accomplished a lot more and is considered at least in the top 3 of the best fighters on the planet and I would argue in the top 5 athletes in any sport. While Tebow certainly has and will always have critics about his physical capabilities so it may be an inane comparison, but certainly worthy of discussion.
Jon Jones shared his religious thoughts with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour.
“God has way more important things to think about than me winning a fight or Tebow winning a game, but religion is a big part of me, and if people can’t accept that, then maybe I’m not meant to be that mainstream athlete.”